Under The Brown Dwarf by max- ()
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My depiction of what a habitable planet orbiting a brown dwarf star might look like. A surface bathed in warm infrared-rich light from a 500 degree C. sun. Such a solar system may grow to be very old, but because of low radiation, evolutionary mutations may also be very slow.
Image Comments (8)
bobbystahr () 10:48AM | Mon, 03 October 2011
is this the brown dwarf hiding in the tail of Comet ELEnin then?...heh heh heh . .. ...cool render btw . .. ...
claude19 () 10:57AM | Mon, 03 October 2011
I am very interested in red dwarfs, stars at the end of life, and planetary environments! A good idea championed in your aregumentation! Beautiful and simple image! I like it a lot!
mgtcs () 11:10AM | Mon, 03 October 2011
Ahhh....Wonderful si fi my friend, I'm very glad to see you posting!!! Beautiful colors and textures, marvelous mood, amazing artwork! 10*
KnightWolverine () 9:43AM | Tue, 04 October 2011
Most Creative use of Bryce!!..Depicted quite Nicely!!
RobertJ () 2:53AM | Sat, 08 October 2011
@claude19 Red dwarfs are not stars on the end of their life, the are so small compared to the sun that they have a different mechanism and because of that these stars can endure extremely long on the hydrogen inside them, 100-200 billion years compared to just 10-12 billion years for a sunlike star. The disadvantage of planets around these stars is that in order to allow for liquid water they have to orbit quite close to the star (wich is perfectly shown in this picture) and become tidally locked wich means that one side of the planet wil face alway towards the star (much like our moon does to us). Plants on these planets could be interesting, in order to absorb as much energy as possible plants could be pitch black. In that way they absorb all incomming photons, and not just the blue and red wavelenght photons like plants on earth do (and therefore reflecting green and appear green to us).